The Polish School in Reykjavik
2022 / 2023
The Polish School in Reykjavik was established in 2008. The school is run by the Association of Friends of the Polish School in Reykjavik, which is a non-profit organisation. It was founded by a group of teachers and parents who wanted to provide access to the native language, history and geography of Poland to Polish children staying in Reykjavik and the surrounding area.
A student of The Polish School in Reykjavik not only has the opportunity to expand on their vocabulary, but also the opportunity to be in a diverse interactive group of Polish peers and highly trained teachers to share their thoughts with. The Association employs teachers with appropriate qualifications needed to teach the subjects.
First language has a huge impact on second or foreign language acquiring, so therefore especially in immigrants’ situation it is of an extreme importance to ensure that it is well developed, so it can have positive effects on other language learning.
In 2020 The Polish School in Reykjavik has got nomination for The Icelandic Education Prize (Íslensku menntaverðlaun) for “Important support for bilingual students and the development of a multicultural society in Iceland, as well as for diverse teaching methods and strong professional development”.
Currently, the school has an active enrolment of 250 pupils aged from 3 to 16 years old.
The curriculum includes:
3-4 years old group
5 years old group
classes 0-3 – mainly Polish
classes 4-8 – Polish, history, nature
Classes are on Saturdays, between (depending on class) 9.30 – 14.30, in a building of Fellaskóli, Norðurfelli 17-19, 111 Reykjavik (in front of the store Mini Market).
Registration for the school is from June to July.
Classes in Polish School are payable monthly. Monthly fees are from 9500 isk to 10500 isk for the first child and 50% off for each additional pupil from the same family.
On the occasion of “Mikołajki” Santa Claus visits the children and gives sweet presents or if necessary birch-rod.
During carnival for primary school, Carnival Ball is organised and for classes 6-8 – competition of knowledge.
The school also offers:
– Library, to which everyone can subscribe. There are books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, school reading, children’s books, CDs, and many interesting items (over 7500 books); catalogue online (biblioteka.is)
– school pedagog and spec therapist advice for students and parents.
School gives certificates, which are additional information to the certificate of Icelandic schools. Grades/points of the Polish language are to the Icelandic schools of our students. With the consent of the principals of Icelandic schools those grades/points are placed on the certificate at the end of the year.
Detailed information can be obtained:
Association of Friends of the Polish School in Reykjavik, Polish School in Reykjavik
Álfhólsvegur 91, 200 Kópavogur, Iceland
Tel: (+354) 822 09 25
Bank Account No.: 0117–26–023400
In important matters, please contact:
822 09 25 – Katarzyna Dreksa – Director of the Polish School
822 24 66 – Marta Wieczorek – Deputy Director of the Polish School
820 40 65 – Aneta Włodarczyk – Manager of Library
Dominika Krzysztofsdóttir – Principal, 822 0925, email@example.com
Marta Wieczorek – Assistant Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aneta Włodarczyk – Manager of Library, 820 4065, email@example.com